This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to deliver coaching programs in a specific sport. This can include seasonal programs depending on the specific sport.

This unit applies to individuals working in community based coaching roles in the Australian sport industry. This includes individuals working and volunteering in sport clubs and organisation.

No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

Unit details

Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - plan, conduct and review one sport-specific program plan that includes at least eight sport-specific sessions.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - organisational procedures applicable to planning, conducting and reviewing programs in a specific sport; - program planning considerations such as matching program to suit participant developmental readiness, program objectives, progression and regression activities and modified games, activities inclusive of all participants, contingency plans to accommodate environmental conditions, designing activities that require participants to think and make meaningful decisions about sport-specific situations, sequencing and linking program sessions and activities to develop and progress skills, methods for making programs engaging and group organisation; - sport-specific equipment and resource constraints and options such as group organisation, safe set-up and layout, allocation of space and resources for programs; - program review, evaluation and adjustment processes, and; - methods for self reflection.

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